An Ode to My Acne

The amount of beauty tips I am bombarded with through Facebook and other social media is staggering. And as someone whose acne never went away after puberty, this continuous stream never ceases to give me false hope of finding a miracle cure to make it all just maybe, one day, finally disappear. However, it suddenly…

Mundane is Good 

The PhD life teaches you a lot of things, it teaches you how valuable your time is and that you have be careful how you spend your heartbeats. You learn to prioritize things and how to let certain things go. Unfortunately, there is not enough time in the day to do all the things you…

An Ode to Summer

This is feeling is not new. I have experienced this sense of despair with seeing the end of summer near for almost my entire life, however this time it is slightly different. As a PhD student you don’t really have summers “off” anymore. You are still, for the most part, expected to complete research during…

Forever, Now

I have always found the notion of forever very silly, particularly in romantic relationships. Mainly because there is no such thing as forever, and most of our relationships won’t even last our whole lives. Nevertheless, I understand why people feel the need to say it. In the moment that you’re with your person and you…